INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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........... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects................................................................................................. 5 Contents at a Glance................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery....................................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ....... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ....................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques......................................................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ......... 26 Turning on the Power ........................................................ 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .......... 58 6 ........ 29 Selecting the Interface Language...Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.......................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ................................................. 27 Setting the Date and Time. 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night . 14 Nomenclature ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 35 Basic Operation .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Handling Precautions .................................................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer................................................................................................................................................................................ 12 Quick Start Guide .................................................................................................. 48 7 Disabling Flash................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ......................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ....... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes............................................................................... 55 x Image Playback....................................................... 4 Chapters ............................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.................................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .............................................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .............................................. 40 Formatting the Card.............................................................................................................

.................................69 i Continuous Shooting ..................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .............60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ...68 MF: Manual Focusing ........78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .......................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .........................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point .............................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ...................................................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ...............80 Depth of Field Preview ......................................................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer...................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality...................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.......................96 A AE Lock ..................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ...................................................................................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction...............................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ........................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.....................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ............................................................................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance ................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing.....82 a: Manual Exposure....................................................................................................................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style.......................................................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..........................................................106 7 .............................................97 A FE Lock............................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ..................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.............................

............... 146 Setting the Flash .................................................................................................................................. 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ............ 159 k Enjoying Movies .... 158 b Rotating the Image ............................................................................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ..................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................. 111 Using AF to Focus ...........................................................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .. 160 k Playing Movies ............................................................................................................................ 124 Shooting Function Settings ....... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ....... 139 File Numbering Methods ....................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings................................................................ 138 Setting the Image Review Time .................................................................................................................................................................. 108 Shooting Function Settings ....................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies........................................................................................................................................ 113 Focusing Manually.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View ................................. 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ............................................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ..................................................................................................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ............................................................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings..... 138 Card Reminder ..................................................................................................................................... 164 8 ......... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper .......................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ..............................................................................................................................

.....................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .....................176 wPrinting...........................225 Index .............................................204 External Speedlites ................................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ..171 B Shooting Information Display ..............198 Setting Copyright Information.......................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .........183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .....................................................................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting...........................170 L Erasing Images ............................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ................................................................................218 Error Codes................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...............210 Menu Settings .............................................................................................................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ..................................................................178 Trimming the Image .................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ..........................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes...................................................................................................................................224 Specifications .................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................................................212 System Map ......216 Troubleshooting Guide.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.50.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .49 (7 Flash Off) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.45 . 62.46. 64 (D Flash photography) p. 53.

Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.171 (L Delete) p. 1) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.72 (73. 83.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.167 (Video OUT) p.156 (H Index display) p.72 (76.170 (K Image protect) p.58 (x Playback) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.53. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.

If the camera has not been used for an extended period. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. To prevent condensation. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. test all its functions before using it. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. viewfinder. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. For stubborn dirt. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. do not use the camera. dry. This is to avoid damaging the camera. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. If there is condensation. 12 . Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. and focusing screen. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. remove the lens.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. well-ventilated location. Even while the camera is in storage. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. reflex mirror. If condensation forms on the camera. card and battery from the camera. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock.

the camera may become hot.. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. In low or high temperatures. or humid locations. physical shock. Dead pixels displaying only black or red.01% or less pixels. note the following: Do not drop. It will return to normal at room temperature. However. Although this is not a malfunction. Do not store the card in hot. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. or magnet.99% effective pixels. Store the card in a case. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. are not a malfunction. Do not subject it to excessive force. dusty. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Live View shooting. They do not affect the images recorded. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. or wet the card. 13 . speakers. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. etc. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. bend. or vibration.

insert it into the slot. . (p. (p.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. (p. (p. (p. see page 29. Attach the lens.31) With the card’s label facing you. see page 24.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.26) To charge the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Set the power switch to <1>.

Press the shutter button halfway. If necessary.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto).138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. and the camera will focus the subject. see page 107. on the LCD monitor. 15 . To display the image again. see “Erasing Images” (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Focus the subject. (p. (p. Review the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Take the picture.58). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 2 sec. To delete an image.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. (p. (p. press the <x> button (p.171). The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) Contacts (p.231) Zoom position index (p.34) Hood mount (p.33) Zoom position index (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.69.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.35) Lens mount index (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.120) Focus mode switch (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.35) Contacts (p.33) 21 .33) Zoom ring (p.34) Focusing ring (p.

24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.

Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.205). Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.

For safety reasons. It takes approx.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. attach the battery securely. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. As shown in the illustration. To detach the battery. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . 24 . 2 Attach the battery. When the battery is fully recharged. the full-charge lamp will turn green. follow the above procedure in reverse.10°C / 43°F .

If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. remove the battery. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. If necessary. 25 . Store the battery with the protective cover attached. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. When not using the camera. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Even during storage. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Purchase a new battery. the battery has reached the end of its service life. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. After recharging the battery. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. a small amount of power current is released. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.

be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. 2 Insert the battery. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. the hinge might break. 3 Close the cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. To prevent short circuiting. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 26 . Insert the battery until it locks in place. Otherwise. After opening the battery compartment cover.until it snaps shut.

During the sensor cleaning. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. To turn on the camera again. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. Even during the sensor cleaning.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p.. <1> : The camera turns on. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. see page 29 to set the date/time. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. [Recording . This is normal and not a problem. 27 . Set to this position when not using the camera.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.37). the LCD monitor will display <f>.139). the <f> icon might not be displayed. just press the shutter button halfway (p.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image.

Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. • Using the LCD monitor often. x : Battery level is slightly down. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. see page 109. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 470 shots without flash use and approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Depending on the lens used. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. 28 . n : Battery must be recharged. 550 shots Approx. no Live View shooting. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 470 shots Approx. but adequate power remains. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. For battery life with Live View shooting. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 270 shots with 50% flash use. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the number of possible shots may be lower. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.

the date/time might be reset. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress date and time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. The date/time will be set. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. then press <0>.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 29 . 1 Display the menu. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. If this happens.) setting. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. set the date/time again.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Press the <V> key to set the number. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Under 2 Time]. the [6] tab. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press then press <0>. (Returns to b. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Be sure to set the correct date/time.

Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the 3 SetPress desired language. 30 .3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <M> button to display the menu. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the the <V> key to select language. then press <0>. tab. The interface language will change. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).

etc.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. 3 Close the cover. the card. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. When you set the power switch to <1>.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). 31 . the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. ISO speed. image-recording quality.138). Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card.

then open the cover. • Opening the card slot cover. Check that “Recording.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. use a different card. The card may then return to normal. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. 32 . Make sure the access lamp is off.140). If the card already contains recorded images. never do any of the following. Gently in the The card will stick out. If the error persists.. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. card. • Removing the battery. being erased. or data is being transferred. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer..42). the 2 Remove pushcard. Doing so may damage the image data. • Shaking or banging the camera around. Pull the card straight out. Set the power switch to <2>. remove and reinstall the card. then let go. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. then close the cover. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. It may also damage the card or camera.

Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. do it in a place with minimal dust. lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Red index lens. autofocus will not operate. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. When storing the camera without a lens attached. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. 33 . 4 Remove the front lens cap.

Turn the lens until it stops.42 x 0. Image sensor size (22. do not touch the rotating part.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. If you want to zoom.59 in. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.6x.94 in. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. Doing so may cause loss of vision. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.3 x 14. then detach it.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.88 x 0. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.) 34 . Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. do it before focusing. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.9 mm / 0. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.

The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.5-5. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. 35 . Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer will operate. picture. However.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.6 IS lens as an example. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.5-5.

Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. 2. place one foot in front of the other. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. see page 107. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 36 . sold separately) is recommended. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To maintain a stable stance. 6. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 5. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. 4. 3.

Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. then slowly press the shutter button completely. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. and image recording. 37 . image playback. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Even during the menu display. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. To prevent camera shake. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. It can cause blurred pictures. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. You can press the shutter button halfway.

Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. press the <Q> button. the 2 SetPress desired setting. This is called the Quick Control screen. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).72). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. you can select certain drive modes (p. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. When the shooting settings are displayed.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 38 .

The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. select the function and press <0>.75) White balance (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.80) Shutter speed (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. <0> 39 .66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.89) Shooting mode* (p.20) Image-recording quality (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.103) Drive mode (p.86) AF mode (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.72) Picture Style (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.70) Metering mode (p.

<M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. etc. While looking at the LCD monitor.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. use the <M> button. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . date/time. and <0> button on the camera back. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different.

6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 4 Select the setting. tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. Press the <M> button to display the menu. <0> to setting. the setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 5 SetPress desired set it. item. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. then press <0>.) The current setting is indicated in blue. 41 .or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting.

1 Select [Format]. 2 Format the card. etc. When the formatting is completed. Select [OK]. format the card with the camera. 42 . the menu will reappear. press <0>. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. When the card is formatted. For low-level formatting.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer.. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. select [Format]. If necessary. then The card will be formatted. then select [OK]. then press <0>. transfer the images to a computer. before formatting the card. Under the [5] tab. all images and data in the card will be erased. Even protected images will be erased.

43 . The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. When discarding the card. Even in this case. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. A card-related error is displayed (p. When the card is formatted or data is erased. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. The actual data is not completely erased. The card is full with images or data. Then format the card with the camera. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.224). only the file management information is changed.

the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. the LCD monitor might turn off. Appears when you press the <x> button. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. If a fluorescent light is nearby. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. menu screen. In such a case. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway.17.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. If this happens. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. image. etc. 44 . the display-off sensor (p. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically.

It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.210). Also. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.103). Ba si cZ one 45 . With the Basic Zone modes. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.

46 . The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. Focus confirmation light picture. and generally the closest object will be focused. on the LCD monitor. you can push it back down with your fingers. halfway. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. All the AF points will be used to focus. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. At the same time. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 3 Focus the subject. If necessary. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. If the built-in flash has popped up.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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52 . using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Under low light. move away from the subject.8ft>. To make small things appear much larger. the built-in flash will fire. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.. Some lenses have indications such as <40. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. stand out better. use a macro lens (sold separately). Move to the subject as close as possible. use the telephoto end. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. etc. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. A simple background makes the flower. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. If you have a zoom lens. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.25m/0. With a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject.

then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. Hold the camera steady and shoot.7 shots per sec.) and autofocusing will take effect. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Use the center AF point to focus. continuous shooting (max. press the shutter button completely. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you hold down the shutter button. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. 53 . If focus cannot be achieved. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. When you want to take the picture. approx. use the <5> (Sports) mode.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. 3. During autofocusing. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink.

6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If the self-timer is also used. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. 54 . Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Keep the person within 5 meters/16. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Under low light. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. When using a zoom lens.4 feet from the camera. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Also. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.

55 . If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. However. the 3 SetPress desired setting. to select You can <S> key the function (7). selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. color tone (Picture Style). the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. the image-recording quality. * CA stands for Creative Auto. etc. For details about each function. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. depth of field. the the <S> key to select function to be set. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. picture. see page 56-57.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.

If you move it toward the right. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look brighter. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). When flash is used. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. If you move it toward the right. the picture will look darker. If you set <b> (Flash off). <D> (Flash on). the background will look more in focus. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. If you want to blur the background. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more blurred. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. 56 . it will not be applied. the background might not look so blurred.

you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p.71. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. or black-and-white photos. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. landscapes. (p. * By pressing <0>. you can set it for portraits. (5) Single. By pressing <0>. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. continuous. the set number of shots is taken continuously. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. 57 .7 frames per second (fps).. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.204).

Each time you press the <B> button. press the <Z> key. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. For more details on the playback procedure. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. When you press the <x> button. 1 Playback the image.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. 58 . 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. the last captured image will be displayed. see page 155. press the <Y> key. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. image. the display format will change.

* AE stands for Auto Exposure. * <d> stands for Program. you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. 3 59 . The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed.

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 60 . the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 4 Take the picture. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. This is called Program AE. 2 Focus the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). Then press the shutter button halfway.

as shown in the figure. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. So under low light. decrease the ISO speed. drive mode. In bright light (4000 22). With <d>. Program shift is not possible with flash. many functions such the AF mode. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.62) or use flash (p. and other functions (p. you can change the ISO speed (p.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. built-in flash. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.62) or use the built-in flash (p. the program shift will be canceled. The functions you can set are limited. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. The program can be shifted.5). the built-in flash will not fire automatically.210). only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. You can freely set the AF mode.64). To match the subject and ambient lighting level. After you take the picture. drive mode. 61 . In the <d> mode. In very low light or very bright light. In low light (30" 3. either increase the ISO speed (p.64).

Fn)] menu. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.400 400 . In the Basic Zone modes. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.192). (9) [ISO speed] will appear.64). the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].6400 (p.1600 1600 . dots of light. noise (banding.63).6400. the ISO speed.194). etc. 62 . In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .) may appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the ISO speed is set automatically (p. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the farther the flash range will be (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.63). You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.Fn)] menu. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. With “AUTO” selected. 1 Press the <Z> button. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].

in the image’s shooting information. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. Select the ISO speed. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. the ISO speed will be set within this range. Therefore.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. then press <0>. or 3200. 400. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. 1600. However. 63 . 800.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. When “AUTO” is set. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . select [ISO Auto]. Under the [y] tab. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. then press <0>. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. 200. As indicated below. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400.

D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .49 1 .5 .5 / 3. In Creative Zone modes.21 / 3.5 / 3.5 . 1 Press the <D> button.11 1 . the flash will fire for the picture.4.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 . In the <d> mode.5 .138 [Approx.26 / 3. picture.5 .5 .22 1 .5. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.42 / 3.5-5.97 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 / 3.17 1 .5 .69 1 .43 1 .5-5.5 / 3.5 .5 .5 .7. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.15 / 3.5 .2.7.24 1 .5 / 3.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.9.5 .11 / 3.13 / 3. . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 .5 / 3.34 1 .5 / 3.15 1 .30 / 3.5 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.12 1 .6. low light.6 IS lens 64 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.1/200 sec.5 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 .61 1 .19 / 3.31 1 . or backlit conditions in daylight.3.5 . While the flash is recycling.3. button halfway.

In bright light. when the room is well lit. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. For flash photography. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). when you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. 65 .3 feet away from the subject. the picture will be taken. or when you go closer to the subject. you can extend the flash range. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. Under the [1] tab. For best results. decrease the ISO speed. By increasing the ISO speed. then press <0>. For important shots. decrease the ISO speed. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. select [Red-eye reduc. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. When you press the shutter button halfway. Select [Enable].]. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. take the picture after this display turns off.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. increase the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. Then when you press the shutter button completely.

4 Focus the subject. With evaluative metering (p. 66 . In the Basic Zone modes. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. set the focus mode switch to <AF>.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. When focus is achieved. the focus will be locked. the <ZE> button. When you press the shutter button halfway. You can then recompose the shot if desired.86). the camera will focus only once. 2 Press mode] will appear. then press <0>. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. 1 On the lens. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved.

When the AF point selection (p. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving.68) is automatic. During autofocusing. the beeper will sound softly. if the subject starts moving.202). the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. Also. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. 67 . if the subject moves away from the center AF point. the subject will be focused continuously.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. However. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. With AI Servo AF. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable].

you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Therefore. and <a> modes. all the AF points are active. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. When all AF points light up. 2 Select the AF point. 1 Press the <S> button. automatic AF point selection will be set. Generally.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. the subject. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. While looking at the viewfinder. <f>. With the <d> (Program AE). <s>. 68 . 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus.

the beeper sounds. If it is difficult to focus.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. 2 Focus the subject. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. Also. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. First use the center AF point to focus. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. select and use the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. with a fast lens from f/1. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp.8. 69 . MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.0 to f/2. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points.

193) is set to [2: Strong]. the continuous shooting speed will be slower.7 shots per sec.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. Press the <U> then press <0>. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. key to select <i>. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. Since the flash will require recycling time. 70 . This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 2 Select <i>. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Flash can also be used. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 3 Take the picture. In AI Servo AF mode. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.

self-timer The remote control can also be used. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. use focus lock (p.106) q: 10-sec. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.204) l: 2-sec. Two seconds before the picture is taken. beeper. Q: 10-sec.205). focus the subject.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. With <q>.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. it may throw off the exposure. 71 . (p. Look through the viewfinder. self-timerN (p. press the <YiQ> button. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. attach the eyepiece cover (p. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. 2 Select the self-timer. then press <0>. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 3 Take the picture. After taking self-timer shots. then press the shutter button completely.58). you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. Select the desired quality. 2 Selectyour reference.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. card brand. then press <0>.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. ISO 100. 8. image size in pixels (****x****).5 24.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. and other settings. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. [Quality] will appear.5 megapixels (4.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. the image-recording quality. and Standard Picture Style. 17.5M) Approx. 8. 4.7 2.4 1. 1 Select [Quality]. 17.2 1. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. select [Quality].4 3. Custom Functions.5 megapixels) and the image quality. * The file size.9. then press <0>.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. 17. ISO speed. number of possible shots. 72 . or 4.0.5+6. Under the [1] tab.2 3.1 24.

” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Even with the same number of pixels. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.7cm/16. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.8x10cm/5. If 8 is selected. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.3in.9in. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. the 7 image has higher image quality. 83 A4 (29. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.0x5. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . 1.8x12.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.9. Other than 1. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.5x11. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. If A3 (42x29.7in. Depending on the shooting conditions. it might be fewer than indicated.0in. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. 11. 73 . For details. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.7x21cm/ 1 83. Or. but more images can be saved to the card.) you want to crop the image. the image quality will be slightly lower.7x8.8x3. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. 14. or 1+73 is recommended.7cm/7.

the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 74 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.CR2 for RAW). Using the provided software is recommended. CR2 0001 . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.JPG for JPEG and .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. JPG File extension 1. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.

A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. 1 Press the <XA> button. you can adjust the skin tone. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Effective for close-ups of women or children. then press <0>. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. 75 . 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. and crisp. [Picture Style] will appear. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. sharp. and very sharp and crisp images. Effective for impressive landscapes. Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.92). The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. By changing the [Color tone] (p. picture. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. The image looks softer.

The image is dull and subdued.. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. W User Def. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. For natural colors and subdued images. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. [Landscape]. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color.91). If you want to later shoot pictures in color. etc. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. and adjust it as desired (p. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. When [Monochrome] is selected. Other than with 1. a Picture Style file. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. 76 .

4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. aperture setting. 77 . All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. Except for <8>.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The second half of this chapter.

3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. 78 . 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. “0"5” indicates 0. picture. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. the desired shutter speed.5 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Also. However.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. * <s> stands for Time value. and “15"” is 15 sec.

s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If the exposure will be too dark. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. If this happens. If you use a telephoto lens. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). 79 . Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. If the exposure will be too bright. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. to 1/30 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If this happens. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. to 30 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. to 1/500 sec. or slower. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement.

the smaller the aperture opening will be.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. picture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the desired aperture. 80 . Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. If no lens is attached to the camera. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. “00” will be displayed for the aperture.

a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field.) shutter speed display will blink. If the picture will be too dark.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. If this happens. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained.) shutter speed display will blink. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. On the other hand. the narrower the depth of field. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. If this happens. If the picture will be too bright. the “30"” (30 sec. 81 . the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. Under low light. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. And the closer the subject. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. In such cases. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture.

Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you are handholding the camera. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. . the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. (fixed)] (p. Using a tripod is recommended. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). 82 .112). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. In low light. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.192).f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. to suit the scene’s brightness. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used.30 sec.

83 . Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. * <a> stands for Manual. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. the exposure level mark will move. You can decide which exposure level to set. To set the shutter speed. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. turn the <6> dial. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. To set the aperture.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. to 1/30 sec. With flash. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. or to bulb.

It can be used to photograph fireworks. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. For bulb exposures. 84 . etc. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.204. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. the image might look a little grainy. p. 205) is recommended. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure.204) for bulb exposures. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.193). later. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C.

This mode sets the depth of field automatically. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. 3 Take the picture. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. Increase the ISO speed. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. The exposure is correct. A slow shutter speed has been set. it means that the subject is too dark. it means that the subject is too bright. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 85 . the subject. Decrease the ISO speed. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. I want to use flash. Use a tripod to steady the camera. Flash can be used. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. however. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0).

86 .select the the <U> key to metering mode. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. evaluative metering is recommended.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. 1 Select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is for advanced users. then press <0>. etc. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. the 2 SetPress metering mode. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. select [Metering mode]. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. then press <0>. Normally. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

comp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder./AEB] on page 89. 87 . (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. After taking the picture. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.

turn the <6> dial to the right. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. After taking the picture. press the <Q> button (p. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. setting] option. comp.38). do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.] will be displayed at the bottom.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).89). 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 88 .<S> key to select [y*]. To make the flash exposure brighter. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Select [Flash exp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. 2 Select [y]./ AEB] menu (p. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. Press the [Flash exposure comp.149). The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. comp] (p. With the shooting settings displayed. turn the <6> dial to the left.

the AEB amount. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. 89 . and increased exposure. comp. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. Under the [2] tab. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). select [Expo. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. then press <0>. You can then choose the best exposure./AEB]. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press <0> to set it.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below./AEB]. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. comp. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. AEB amount picture. decreased exposure.

and increased exposure. decreased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation. AEB will be applied.57). and increased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. etc. flash recycling is complete. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. 90 . Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. decreased exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. you can take three continuous shots. With <q> set. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.

To see the resulting effects. Under the [2] tab. select [Picture Style]. The Detail set. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. 91 . <B> button. screen will appear. then press <0>. then press <0>. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. see page 93. 1 Select [Picture Style]. take test shots. parameter.then press the Select Style. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. the 4 SetPress parameter. To customize [Monochrome].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.

By selecting [Default set. To decrease the contrast. the crisper the image will look. The closer it is to H. the blander the image will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The closer it is to F. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors.] in step 3. To increase the contrast. the redder the skin tone will look. To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to E. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. The closer it is to H. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. the more diluted the colors will look. To make it less sharp. the bolder the colors will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone less red. The closer it is to H. To decrease the color saturation. the sharper the image will look. To make it sharper. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. set it toward the F end. set it toward the minus end. 92 . the softer the image will look. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make the skin tone redder.

93 . you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. and the white clouds will look crisper. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look slightly darker.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look more natural. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The blue sky will look quite dark. The sunset will look more brilliant. Skin tones and lips will look fine. It can make the image look more impressive. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced.

[User Def. then press the Select [User Def. Style. The Detail set. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 3]. 94 . select the Picture Style here. or [User Def. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. select [Picture Style].*]. then press <0>.]. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. <B> button. 2 Select [User Def.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. 3 Press <0>. 1]. Under the [2] tab. 2]. screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. Style] selected. press With [Picture <0>.

follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. For details. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. then press <0>. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. then press <0>. *].144). If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. the 6 SetPress parameter.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. *] settings will revert to the default. *] and then shoot. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *] will be displayed in blue. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. 95 . 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. *]. all the [User Def.

Adobe RGB. Under the [2] tab. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. With this camera.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.0 (Exif 2. the color space. then press <0>. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. 1 Select [Color space]. select [Color space]. sRGB is recommended. The ICC profile is not appended. then [sRGB] press <0>. 96 . See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. For normal shooting. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. sRGB is set automatically.21). In Basic Zone modes. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images.0 (Exif 2. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.21). Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required.

then recompose and take the shot. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. and take picture. Each time you press the <A> button. 97 .68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. It is effective for backlit subjects. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. 1 Focus the subject. it locks the current auto exposure setting. button.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. This is called AE lock. The exposure setting will be displayed. Press the shutter button halfway.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting.

98 .A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. the <D> icon will blink. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. then press the <A> button. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. <A> button. In the viewfinder. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. Each time you press the <A> button. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. The flash is fired to take the picture.

B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. In Basic Zone modes. The “Approx. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. You can set any white balance. 1 Photograph a white object. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <Q> will be set automatically. then press <0>. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. 2 Select the white balance. [White appear. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. Spot metering circle 99 . Normally. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. The plain. white object should fill the spot metering circle.

press the <M> button to exit the menu. Instead of a white object. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. data. If you do step 3. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. 100 . If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. it cannot be selected in step 3. 2 Select [Custom tab. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. When the menu reappears. On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Press the <U> key to select <O>. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [OK] and the data will be imported. Press the <WB> button. 4 Select the custom white balance.76). a correct white balance might not be obtained.

G1 101 . On the upper right. M is magenta.) Sample setting: A2. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. then press <0>. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. the correction. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. and G is green. Under the [2] tab. During the white balance correction. B is for blue.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. A is amber.

and 3. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Set the white balance bracketing amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Magenta (M) bias. or 1. On the right. Green (G) bias. 2. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. when you turn the <6> dial. the card will take longer to record the shot. During WB bracketing. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Amber (A) bias. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. In step 2 for white balance correction. Standard white balance. Standard white balance. 102 . Blue (B) bias. and 3. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). 2. “BKT” stands for Bracketing.

1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. flash exposure compensation. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the setting. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. set this to [Disable] first. With JPEG images. For RAW images. then press <0>. The default setting is [Standard]. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. noise might increase. [Standard] is set automatically. 103 . In Basic Zone modes. 3 Take the picture. Under the [2] tab. the image might still come out bright. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. the correction is done when the image is captured. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If you want a darker exposure.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. then press <0>.

the four corners of the picture might look darker.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. 3 Take the picture. correct. With JPEG images. Under the [1] tab. select [Peripheral illumin. For RAW images. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). correct. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. The default setting is [Enable]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable].]. then press <0>. then press <0>. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting.]. screen. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. the correction is done when the image is captured. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed.

you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. if you select [Enable]. noise might appear on the image periphery. When using a non-Canon lens. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. the lower the correction amount will be. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. The higher the ISO speed. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. For details. With EOS Utility (provided software). Depending on shooting conditions. 105 . For JPEG images already captured. 25 lenses. If the lens does not have distance information. the correction amount will be lower.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. In step 2.

The mirror will swing up. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. mirror lockup is effective. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. Do not point the camera toward the sun. but no picture will be taken. single shooting will take effect. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. press the transmit button. later. press the shutter button completely.195). 2 Press the shutter button completely again. In such cases. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). 106 . Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. Remote control shooting. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. When you press the shutter button completely. 1 Focus the subject. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. delay. there will be a shutter-release sound.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. later. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. then the picture is taken 2 sec. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. it will go back down automatically. the mirror locks up.

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This is called “Live View shooting. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. Using a tripod is recommended. 107 . If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. For details. camera shake can cause blurred images.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move.

Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. focus manual focus (p. Press the <A> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. with AF or Before shooting. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 108 . The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. 100%. The image’s field of view is approx. When you press the shutter button halfway. After the image review ends.113-120). the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. picture. 2 Focus the subject.

number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. When flash is used. but only one shot will be taken. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. do not point the lens toward the sun. set [Live View shoot.] to [Enable]. 1 hr. During Live View shooting. there will be two shutter sounds.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 30 min. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. 109 .

it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. If flash is used or bulb is set. However. 110 . the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).or bright-light conditions. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.

The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. you can also set the white balance. drive mode. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. 1 Press the <Q> button. function and set it. the AF points will also be displayed. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Picture Style. and AF mode. In Creative Zone modes. When <f> is selected. 111 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.

With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). Even while the Live View image is displayed.113).].139). the Live View shooting will be terminated.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.204) for Live View shooting.118). you can display grid lines.167. or [Quick mode] (p. 169). or [7 Firmware Ver. [6 Sensor cleaning]. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. During continuous shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. [7 Clear settings]. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. In Creative Zone modes. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). p. (camera power remains on). [u Live mode] (p.114). 112 . the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.

Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. and [Quick mode] (p. The AF point < > will appear. Press the <A> button. press the <L> button. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). [u Live mode] (face detection. If you want to achieve precise focus. 113 . set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.120). p. 1 Display the Live View image. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.114). Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. Under [6 Live View function settings]. select [AF mode]. To return the AF point to the center. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Also. and focus manually (p. While the Live View image is displayed. AF point 2 Move the AF point. magnify the image. Select the AF mode.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode].118).

If focus is not achieved. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. When a face is detected. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 114 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Have the target person face the camera. When focus is achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 1 Display the Live View image. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. If multiple faces are detected. human faces are detected and focused. <q> will be displayed. the AF point will turn orange.108). picture. Press the <A> button.Using AF to Focus the subject. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.

The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. too bright or too dark. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. or partially hidden. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. the AF point will turn orange. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. picture. the <p> will be grayed out. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. 115 . If focus is not achieved.113). When focus is achieved. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject.108). If the focus is way off. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. titled horizontally or diagonally. face detection will not be possible. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. When you press the <L> button. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. If a face cannot be detected.

stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If this happens. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. the image will be magnified at the AF point. the focus might be off. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. then take the picture. In the u Live mode. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. 116 . if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. Even when focus has been achieved. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. return to the normal view and autofocus. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode.

Night scenes or points of light. 117 . The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects in low light. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. color. A special effects filter is used. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects strongly reflecting light. flat surfaces. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Under a light source whose brightness. or pattern keeps changing. Extremely small subjects. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur.

Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.<Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Although you can focus the target area quickly. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 118 . Press the <A> button.66). the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.

Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed.108). The AF point used to focus will light in red. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing.Using AF to Focus the subject. The Live View image will turn off. 119 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the reflex mirror will go back down. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. and AF will be executed. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. When focus is achieved. picture.

Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center. picture. After achieving focus. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. the image. press the <L> button. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. 2 Move the magnifying frame. 120 . 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.the magnified image. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.108). Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. Each time you press the <u> button.

If you point the camera in a different direction. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the image quality might degrade. If this happens. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the screen might flicker. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. In low light. such as the sun. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. When you magnify the image. However. However. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. If the light source within the image changes. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. 121 . If you then continue with Live View shooting.

Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. the exposure might not come out as desired. etc. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.) may appear. noise (banding.191). the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. During the magnified view. Before taking a long exposure. dots of light. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. This is to prevent image degradation. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the image will be captured in the normal view. 122 . If you take the picture during magnified view. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.

To check the card’s read/write speed. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. the movie might not playback properly. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). 123 . And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not be recorded properly.

the camera will focus with the current AF mode.movie. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 2 Focus the subject. 3 Shooting the movie. press <A> again. 124 . If necessary. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 169). also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. While the movie is being shot. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. do not point the lens toward the sun.167. During movie shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.113-120).

and aperture are set automatically. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. size] setting (p.5mm dia. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. 1 hr. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. left.97). you can set the exposure compensation. 20 min. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. the top. During movie shooting.131). With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 40 min.. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. shutter speed. If you use Movie crop.16). the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. The ISO speed. 125 . To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec.16).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. bottom. press the <S> button.126) on the screen’s bottom left. 1 hr.

Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. 126 . When movie shooting starts.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change.

then press <0>. The reflex mirror will make a sound. aperture.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To set the shutter speed. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial.1/30 sec.6400 127 . and ISO speed for movie shooting. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. the speed. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. then press <0>. 3 Select [Manual]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . .1/60 sec.[Movie Under the [o] tab. select exposure]. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. Select [Manual].k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. To set the aperture.

the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. 128 . and aperture will not be displayed. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p.124). Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. With Auto ISO. The faster the shutter speed. the shooting mode. With manual exposure shooting. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. will be recorded. shutter speed. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. the movie image might flicker.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie.173). to 1/125 sec. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. is recommended. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. due to the drive of the lens aperture.

If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. 1 sec. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed.

The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. movierecording size. When <f> is selected. function and set it. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. 130 . the AF points will also be displayed. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Picture Style. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 1 Press the <Q> button. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. and AF mode. image-recording quality (for still photos).

in [Live mode]. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Still photos cannot be taken. Russia. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.). the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Also. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Australia. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Japan. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. 131 . It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. China. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America.). it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. etc. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Mexico. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. etc. Korea. : Standard-definition recording quality.

1 hr. you can extract a still image from the movie. You can select [Live mode].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 24 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. [u Live mode]. 165 MB/min. AF is possible during movie shooting. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 300. AF during k When [Enable] is set. and approx. or [Quick mode].Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. approx. However. 132 . 49 min.000 pixels at [640x480]. (A new movie file starts being recorded. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 59 sec. 49 min. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 330 MB/min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 330 MB/min. To start movie shooting again. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 12 min. press the <A> button. 39 min. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080].

AE lock is not possible. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. While holding down the <w> button. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. AE lock is not possible. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Press the <w> button for AE lock. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. • AE/AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). p. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the <w> button. For AF. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the <w> button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. then press the transmit button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AF/AF lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. 133 .204) to start and stop the movie shooting. For AF. still photo shooting will take effect.

) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. shutter speed.5mm dia. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.6400. you can display grid lines. and aperture for movie shooting (p. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.127). kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. set this option to [Auto]. 134 . Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. highlight detail will be improved. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. If [Enable] is set.16).

The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. First. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. the movie shooting might stop. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If the indicator becomes full. If the card has a fast writing speed. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. If you take still photos during movie shooting.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. 135 . If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card.126) will be displayed in red. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). you should set the IS switch to <2>. The slower the card. the faster the indicator will climb upward. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes.

If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.167. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the movie shooting will stop automatically.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the sound will be properly recorded. 169) and shoot a movie. However. 136 . The image quality of movies is not affected. However. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When not shooting. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. the image quality may be degraded. turn off the camera. If this happens. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.

142) Checking Camera Settings (p.153) 7 137 .143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Card Reminder (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.

if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. the image display will end. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. and you cannot release the shutter. then press <0>. 138 . the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. If [Hold] is set. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. During the image review. Under the [1] tab. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Select [Disable]. Select [Disable]. select [Beep]. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. select [Image review].Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. Under the [1] tab. If [Off] is set. Select the desired review time. then press <0>.

When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. then press <0>. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. select [Auto power off].Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. select [LCD brightness]. If [Off] has been set. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. When checking the exposure of an image. then press <0>. 139 .. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. press the <B> button. Under the [5] tab. With the adjustment screen displayed. Under the [6] tab. Select the desired power-off time. To turn on the LCD monitor again. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image.

The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. If you want to use continuous file numbering. then press <0>. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. Even after you replace the card. then press <0>.JPG. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The available settings are described below. Select one.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. Under the [5] tab. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned. select [File numbering]. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. you should use a newly-formatted card each time.

When you reset the file numbering manually. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. 141 . 999 reaches 9999. “. For both JPEG and RAW images. To restart the file numbering from 0001. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”.CR2” for RAW images. the file numbering restarts from 0001. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. Replace it with a new card. you should use a newly-formatted card. and “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. After the manual reset. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. for example. If the file number in folder No. The extension will be “. Each time you replace the card. the file name will start with “IMG_”. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.JPG” for JPEG images. MOV” for movies.

the image might not rotate for playback. Set [OnPD]. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. On the camera’s LCD monitor. It will be rotated. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Under the [5] tab. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. Also. then press <0>. [OnPD] is set. The setting of this feature can be changed. then playback the image. then press <0>. In such a case. Select one. select [Auto rotate]. The available settings are described below. Use the software provided with the camera instead. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. but the image does not rotate during playback. 142 .

139) Sensor cleaning (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.138) Auto power off (p.146) Date/Time (p. While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. press the <B> button to display the settings.101)/ WB bracketing (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.102) Live View shooting (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.29) Beeper (p.150) 143 .96) WB correction (p.

then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all camera settings]. Under the [7] tab. 1 Select [Clear settings]. 144 . This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes.Fn)]. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK]. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. (C. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear settings]. desired setting. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default.

Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.

Select [LCD auto off]. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Select the desired color. then press <0>. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. 146 . Under the [5] tab.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>.

The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. The functions displayed under [External flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. select [Flash control]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. Under the [1] tab. 147 . setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. If [Disable] is set. The flash control screen will appear. setting] and [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. Select [Flash control]. The flash functions will be displayed. setting]. set this to [Enable]. [Built-in flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting] or [External flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. then press <0>.

see the Speedlite’s instruction manual.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. and once immediately before the exposure ends. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. Shutter sync. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. With 2nd curtain sync. * For other flash modes. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. If [2nd curtain] is set. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night..]. 148 . This is for advanced users. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. and [Wireless set. However. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. For details. If an external Speedlite is attached. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. you can also set [Hi-speed]. Normally. [Zoom]. setting] and [External flash func.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Setting the power switch to <2>. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. • Opening the card slot cover. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. A brush can scratch the sensor. never do any of the following. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. Clean the sensor with care. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. • Opening the battery compartment cover.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. If the power is cut off. 154 .

8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 155 .

x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. display. When you press the <x> button. 156 . to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 3 Select the image. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 1 Playback the image. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed.

Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. then press <0>. 157 .x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. turn the <6> dial. On the single-image display. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. press the <V> key. select either one to display only movies or stills. On the bottom right. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. To change the jump method. select [Date]. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 1 Select the jump method. the jump method and current image location are indicated. by jumping.

the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. A movie cannot be magnified. If you hold down the button. During image playback. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 1 Magnify the image. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified area position around image. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 158 . If you hold down the <u> button. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. To exit the magnified display. press the <u> button. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. The image will be magnified. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.

1 Select [Rotate]. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. 3 Rotate the image. then press <0>. To exit and return to the menu. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. you need not rotate the image as described above. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image.142) before taking vertical shots. press the <M> button. Under the [3] tab.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. <0>. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. 2 Select the image. select [Rotate]. repeat steps 2 and 3. You can also select an image on the index display. A movie cannot be rotated. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 159 .

167. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Playback on a TV set (p. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Basically. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. 160 . you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.

be sure it is compatible with MOV files. For smooth movie playback. see the PDF file instruction manual. use a high-performance personal computer.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. For details on commercially-available software. 161 . inquire the software maker. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.

Select The movie will start playing. During the index display. During movie playback.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. press On <0>. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. 3 Pressthe single-image display. As movies cannot be played on the index display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). With the single-image display. <0>. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. Speaker the movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. 162 . then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. see the next page. movie. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom.

162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. During the single-image display. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. If you hold down <0>. 169) to playback a movie. it will fast forward the movie. a single previous frame is displayed. the still photo will be displayed for approx. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. If you hold down <0>. during the movie playback. Displays the movie’s last frame. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.173). adjust the sound volume with the TV set. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. 30 min. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. it will rewind the movie.) 163 . Each time you press <0>. Displays the movie’s first frame. Displays the editing screen (p. 1 sec. the movie will play frame-byframe.167. 2 hr.164). If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. Each time you press <0>. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx.

2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). increments (position indicated by [X]). be edited out. 1 On the movie playback screen. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. Then press <0>. select [Overwrite]. [New file] will not be selectable. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. select [X]. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. movie. To change the editing. then press <0>. 164 . Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. If the card does not have enough room. increments. then press <0>. select [2] and press <0>. To save it as a new movie. 4 Save the[W]. To cancel the editing.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Select The save screen will appear. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. The editing screen will be displayed. select [New file]. After deciding which part to edit out. go back to step 2. 3 Check the edited movie. Since the editing is done in 1-sec.

then press <0>. If you selected [iDate]. The [Select date] screen will appear. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. select [Slide show]. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Only the still photos in the card will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Slide show]. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date.

During pause. For still photos. you can press the <U> key to view another image. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. press the <M> button. see pages 167. 5 Quit the slide show. then press the <M> button. During auto playback. The display time may vary depending on the image. then press <0>. During the slide show. auto power off will not take effect. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. During movie playback. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. During pause. 169.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. After [Loading image. press <0>. 166 . you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. Press then press <0>. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. To pause the slide show. the key to select [Set up]. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set... the slide show will start.] is displayed.

1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. see page 162. To playback movies. By pressing the <B> button. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. * Depending on the TV set. 167 . part of the image displayed might be cut off. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. insert it into the <D> terminal. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. button. you can change the display format.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. turn off the camera and television. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen.

168 . you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Press the / button to select an option. Then press the Enter button. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. For a slide show. then press the Enter button. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. then press <0>. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. When the camera is connected to a TV set. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Under the [4] tab. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. When you press the camera’s <x> button. then press <0>. image. In such a case. then press the Enter button. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The menu will appear. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable]. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV.

In such a case. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal.) To playback movies. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. 169 . Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. button. and use the camera to control the playback operation. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. see page 162. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. may not operate properly. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. Certain TV sets. the images will not be displayed properly. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. For details. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port.

42). you must first cancel the protection. Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Protect images].172). press the <M> button. select [Protect images]. To cancel the image protection. then press <0>. The menu will reappear. Once an image is protected. repeat step 2. If you erase all the images (p. The protect setting screen will appear. To exit the image protection. press <0> again. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. Image protect icon protect it. The <K> icon will disappear. If you format the card (p. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. only the protected images will remain. the protected images will also be erased. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. 170 . To erase a protected image. then press <0>. To protect another image.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. When an image is protected.

3 Erase the image. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. then press <0>. you can erase multiple images at one time.170) will not be erased. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 1 Select [Erase images]. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Protected images (p. 2 Press the <L> button. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. The Select [Erase]. select [Erase images]. 171 . it cannot be recovered. press <0>. then image displayed will be erased. Under the [3] tab. protect them. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Once an image is erased.

3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. The images will be displayed. format the card (p. Press the <L> button. repeat step 3. press the <I> button. 4 Erase the images.42). To erase other images. The selected images will be erased. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. Select [OK]. To return to the single-image display. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. all the images in the card will be erased. then press <0>. To display the three-image display. press the <u> button. to be erased. To also erase protected images.L Erasing Images images]. 172 . The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. Select [Select and erase then press <0>.

you can switch the shooting information display.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. the 73 file size is displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. <G> will be displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording size <A/B/C>. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . recording format <D>.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. 173 . * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. * For movie files. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.

The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the shadow detail will be lost. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the darker and less prominent the color. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the darker the image. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). And the more pixels there are toward the right. the highlight detail will be lost. 174 . Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The more pixels there are toward the left. If there are too many pixels on the left. the brighter and denser the color. the respective color information will be lacking. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. green. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. and blue). you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. And if there are too many pixels on the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the brighter the image. the color will be too saturated with no detail. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. If there are too many pixels on the left.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness.

185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. quantity to print. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. 9 175 .Printing Images Printing (p. etc. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

up the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 4 Turn on the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. 2 SetFor details. 176 . To connect to the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Some printers may make a beeping sound. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. Use the interface cable provided with the camera.

make sure it is fully charged. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. 6 Playback thex> button. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Press <0>. printing up to approx. Press the <x> button to playback the image. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. With a fully-charged battery. select [Print]. 2. To find out what’s wrong. 177 . Movies cannot be printed. Before disconnecting the cable. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. first turn off the camera and printer. For direct printing. do the following: 1.184). The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 4 hours is possible. On the print setting screen. Press the < The image will appear. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. 3. it indicates a problem with the printer.

type. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.setting screen will appear. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. * Depending on the printer. 178 .then press Select [Paper settings]. 0 2 Press <print>. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Sets the quantity to be printed. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Starts the printing.183). and layout you have set are displayed. Sets the paper size. see the printer’s instruction manual. The paper size. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. and layout.180). 3 Select [Paper settings]. Returns to the screen in step 1. For details. The paper settings screen will appear. Some settings might not be available. type. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. <0>.

etc. * From the Exif data. 4. white balance. The print setting screen will reappear. ISO speed. then press <0>. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. The print will have no borders. will be imprinted. 179 . 8. aperture. 16. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. then press <0>. shutter speed. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. The paper type screen will appear. then press <0>. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. 9. The page layout screen will appear. the print will have borders. exposure compensation amount.. On A4 or Letter size paper. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. If your printer cannot print borderless prints.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. the camera name. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. or 20 images on one sheet. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. lens name.185) will be printed. Option to print 2. shooting mode.

wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects.need not set necessary. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. bluish blacks. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. then press <0>. If you any printing effects. yellowish blacks. No automatic correction will be applied. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. For details. see the printer’s instruction manual. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. go to step 5. * When you change the printing effects. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. The image noise is reduced before printing. Select the desired printing effect. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural.182). Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. then press <0>. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. However. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. 180 . The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Prints in black-and-white with cool.” The printing will differ depending on the printer.

183) will not be applied. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.) Also. necessary. you can print another image using the same settings. it may take longer to print the image. With Easy printing. 7 Start printing. then press <0>. all the settings will revert to the default. Just select the image and press the <l> button. If image tilt correction (p. then press <0>. To stop the printing. then press <0>.144). Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>. Set as necessary. With Easy printing.183) has been applied. Set as desired. 181 . If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. the number of copies will always be 1. Select [Print]. then press <0>. then select [OK]. any trimming (p. (You cannot set the number of copies. Select <R>.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Select <I>. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Set the number of copies.

If you select [Clear all]. and [Color balance].127) or highlight level (128 . you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. [Saturation]. You can then adjust the printing effect. A is amber. use the <S> keys.255). When you select [Detail set. the red eye will be corrected for printing.]. Red-eye corr. B is for blue. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. and G is green. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. Adjust levels When you select [Manual].wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. 182 . select the printing effect. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.] effects will not show on the screen. you can adjust the [Contrast]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. the face will be brightened for printing. M is magenta. [Color tone]. press the <B> button. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. To adjust the [Color balance]. When [On] is set. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . When [On] is set.

1 On the print setting screen. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 2 Set the trimming frame size. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The smaller the trimming frame. and aspect ratio. When you adjust the image tilt.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments. select [Trimming]. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. 183 . Do the trimming right before printing. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the size of the trimming frame will change. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. you may have to set the trimming again. The print setting screen will reappear. position. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button.

Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. Press <0> to stop printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. the grainier the picture will look on the print. For details on how to fix a printing problem. see the printer’s instruction manual. no paper. etc. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. and check the waste ink tank. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. After fixing the problem.wPrinting Depending on the printer. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. For details on resuming the printing. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. 184 . operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. If you look at the image on a TV screen. While trimming the image. resume printing. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. The smaller you make the trimming frame.

date imprinting. then press <0>. and file No.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No.].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. Under the [3] tab. Select the option to be set.] 185 . the option as desired. imprinting. 2 Select [Set up]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot be set individually for each image. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. Select [Set up]. then press <0>. [Date]. and [File No. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type].

Press the <7> button. on the print. The print order screen will reappear. select [Sel.] are set to [On]. 4 Exit the setting. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Also.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. the print order may not be possible. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Prints both the standard and index prints. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. both the [Date] and [File No. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. [On] imprints the file No.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. the date or file No. Next. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. With [Index] prints. If this happens with your printer. When printing with DPOF. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Even if [Date] and [File No. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 186 . depending on the image type.

To return to the single-image display. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. When using a PictBridge printer. press the <u> button.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. press the <I> button. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. After completing the print order. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. all the images might not be printed. print no more than 400 images for one print order. If you select [Clear all on card]. 187 . If you specify more than this.Image Select and order images one by one. Even if you select “All image”. To display the three-image display. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order.

you can easily print images with DPOF. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. 5 Select [OK]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. (p. be sure to set the paper size. Depending on the printer. see page 184. 3 Select [Print]. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. If a problem occurs during printing.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. select [Print order]. See page 176. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. If [Bordered] is set. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. select [Resume]. Before printing. [Manual] cannot be selected. • When you set the index. • When you paused the printing. 2 Under the [3] tab.178) Set the printing effects (p. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. certain printers might imprint the date on the border.180) if necessary. Under [Adjust levels]. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 1 Prepare to print. 188 . If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. the card’s remaining capacity was low.

You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.144). then press <0>. then press <0>.. select [Custom Functions (C. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. setting. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. At the bottom of the screen. 190 . Press the <U> the Custom Function No. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.Fn)]. Custom Function No. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu.Fn)]. Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Press to select the setting (number). 4 Exit the the <M> button. then press <0>. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. (C.

195 k C.195 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.196 p. C. (Settings are disabled.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.194 k k k C.) 191 . speed in Av mode p.194 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.193 p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. 197 . the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. To verify whether the image is original.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.173).

1 Select [My Menu settings]. You can register up to six items in My Menu. On the confirmation dialog. the desired items. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. press the <V> key to change the order. With [z] displayed. then Select press <0>. To return to the screen in step 2. 198 . then press <0>. then Select [Register to My press <0>. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. press the <M> button. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. then press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. 2 Select [Register to My Menu].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. select [My Menu settings]. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Then press <0>. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. Under the [9] tab. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. Menu].

Select [Display copyright info. 3 Enter text. 199 . press the After <M> button to exit. 4 Exit theentering the text. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols.] to check the copyright information currently set. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. option. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. then press <0>.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 1 Select [Copyright information]. then press <0>. setting. The text entry screen will appear. select [Copyright information]. Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set.

press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Exiting After completing the text entry. then press <0> to enter it. Entering text In the bottom area. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. press the <S> key to select a character. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). 200 .

system accessories.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 . The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc.

etc. see page 117. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc.) In such cases.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). computer keyboards. 202 . For details. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. solid-color walls.48).When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.

203 . 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Close the cover. After using the camera. the DC cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. 1 Connect the power cord.

Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. 204 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. delay. During wireless remote control. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. The camera will autofocus. When focus is achieved.71). You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.

1 Remove the eyecup. eyepiece cover. To prevent this.23) attached to the camera strap. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. use the eyepiece cover (p. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. 205 . Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.

] can be set for [External flash func. only [Flash exp.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. 206 . setting]. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. In other words. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .147). comp] and [E-TTL II meter. For detailed instructions.] to be set. the flash will fire at full output only.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.

Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. or slower. shoot in the manual flash mode. It might not fire. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. 207 . the flash can be fired at full output only. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting.

Select [Connection info. then press <0>. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer.]. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. use of the card is not permitted. If you set [Disable]. 208 . To set up. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. set [Enable].] to Press <0>. 4 Display the connection information. (p. then press <0>. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. transmission. please check with the card manufacturer.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. select settings]. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. Without approval. then press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer).

The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Because of the transmission function. If the image transfer does not work. see the card’s instruction manual. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. airports. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. For transferred images. 209 . Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. For details. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Turn the camera off and on again.] is set to [Disable]. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. auto power off will not take effect. 6 Take the picture. In hospitals. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version.58). H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. The battery power will be consumed faster. During the image transfer. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. it may still transmit a signal. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. 211 . *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set.

2. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. [y] Shooting 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 4 sec. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. 212 . [7] Set-up 3. 1. / 8 sec.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec.

1600 / Max. / 8 min. 3200 / Max. 800 / Max. 400 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 4 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 2 min. 213 . / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 15 min. / 1 min.

Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. month.. day) and time (hour.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. sec.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . min. (C.

The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 10 min. comp. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Under the [2] tab.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. Live View function settings 215 . / 16 sec. [7] Set-up 3. / 1 min. the [Expo. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning.]. / 30 min. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. WB Shift/BKT. no AE lock / AE/AF. The [y] Shooting 3. / 30 sec./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

Press the <B> button (p. the power will turn off automatically. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Recharge the battery (p. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. 218 . The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.24). Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.44).26). The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.31). When the image recording is completed. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. If there is a problem with the battery charger. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card.26). If this happens.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.

or focus manually (p. a picture cannot be taken. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. press the shutter button gently (p.33). 171). If the card is full.31). The card is not properly inserted (p. To prevent camera shake. The camera turns off by itself. the number of possible shots will decrease. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. 69).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 123). set the IS switch to <1>. Auto power off is in effect. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. Purchase a new one. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min.31).36. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. 37).107. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. The image is out of focus. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.31. 219 . Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.37.24). If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p.

This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. ISO 100 cannot be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.194).193). etc. ISO 100 can be set (p. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. see page 42 or 224. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.194).192). the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. ISO 100 cannot be set. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. When I use the <f> mode with flash.). [Low]. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. 220 . Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If a card error message is displayed. If it is set to [Strong].134).134).Fn)] menu. or [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.

movie shooting will stop automatically. 221 . When a movie is played. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. This is normal. The movie shooting terminates by itself. see the card manufacturer’s Web site.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. camera operation noise can be heard. If the card’s writing speed is slow. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.135). If you use flash. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. movie shooting may stop automatically..109). Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. To find out the card’s read/write speed. 59 sec. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. etc. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.

the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. It will return to normal at room temperature. In low or high temperatures. it cannot be erased (p. Set the color space to sRGB. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. If the LCD monitor is dirty. the first character will be an underscore (p.170). 222 . If Adobe RGB is set.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. If you use a card which already has images recorded. If the image has been protected. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. The image cannot be erased. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. use a soft cloth to clean it. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. The file numbering does not start from 0001.140).40).96).

Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The card reader does not detect the card. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. 223 . No image appears on the TV screen. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.29).169). In such a case.214). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.180). The correct date and time has not been set (p. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.167. 169).

50. If there is a problem with the camera. erase unnecessary images. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. The built-in flash could not be raised. 40. replace the card. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Remove and insert the card again. Replace card. Clean the lens contacts.27. Operate the power switch (p. 26) * If the error still persists. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 60. on again or re-install the battery. 10. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. remove and install the battery pack 70. Turn the camera off and on again. 171. or format the card (p. 42). an error message will appear.27). 04 Replace the card. Turn the camera off and 30.27). 20.31. Cannot save images because card is full. or use a Canon lens (p. 01 02 05 224 . 42). Operate the power switch. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Operate the power switch (p. 80 again. write down the error No. or format the card (p. 16). Countermeasures No.13. Shooting is not possible due to an error. Card cannot be accessed.Error Codes Error No. Turn the camera off and on again.31. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. SDXC memory card 22. single-lens reflex. 1 .00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Faithful. White fluorescent light.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.3 x 14. 17. Landscape.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. 18. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 4. Neutral. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Preset (Daylight. 17. Flash). AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.0 JPEG. User Def. Monochrome.3 Auto. 8.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Cloudy. Portrait.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. 1. Manual. Shade.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. SDHC memory card.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Tungsten light.

3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 .5 .Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . ISO 100) One-Shot AF.+1. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. Program).6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Creative Auto. Close-up.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.4 USM lens.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .18 (at 23°C/73°F. Night Portrait. 95% Magnification: Approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. AI Focus AF. ISO 100 . Flash Off. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.0 . Sports. shutter-priority AE. depth-of-field AE. AI Servo AF. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. aperture-priority AE.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 Auto. Landscape. Portrait. 0.

7 shots/sec. to 1/60 sec. self-timer with 10sec. delay and 10-sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. bulb (Total shutter speed range. to 30 sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. auto pop-up flash Guide No. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 .4 USM lens. Max. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. continuous shooting. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. or 2-sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. 3. 3 sec.) • Flash Retractable. Available range varies by shooting mode. approx.: 13/43 (ISO 100. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 1/4000 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. (Full Auto mode).

6400 (in whole-stop increments). ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.04 million dots Approx. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.94 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .97 fps.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 50p: 50.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 25p: 25.976 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .00 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 60p: 59. 1.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.4 USM lens. 330 MB/min. 24p: 23. 330 MB/min. 165 MB/min.

Single image + Info (Basic info. 1. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . approx.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 9-image index. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.5x . by shooting date. histogram). by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. 4-image index. video/audio OUT. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. by movie. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. jump by 10 or 100 images.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution).5mm dia. approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. detailed info.

9 oz.5 mm / 2.1 x 3. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.40°C / 43°F .8 x 3. 530 g / 18.4 in. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.9 oz. Weight: Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 52 g / 1.5 mm / 2.104°F During shooting: 0°C . Weight: Approx.7 x 1.2 in.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . 82 g / 2.8 oz. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .5 x 75. 82 g / 2.40°C / 32°F .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.8 x 97.7 oz.1 x 3.4 in.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.40°C / 32°F .Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 x 55.0 in.40°C / 43°F . 475 g / 16.40°C / 43°F .1 x 15. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .3 mm / 5.7 x 1.6 x 2. Approx.8 oz.1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .5 x 0.2 mm / 1.

1 oz.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .4 x 101 mm / 3. diameter x length: 68.0 x 4.0 x 4.25 m / 0.8 in.5-5.1 x 5. (75 x 112 mm / 3. (From image sensor plane) Max.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. consult the respective lens maker.7 x 2.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.5 x 70 mm / 2.45 m / 1.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .4 in.82 ft. 231 . field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (327 x 503 mm / 12.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .67 x 45 mm / 8. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 x 1.0 in.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .25 m / 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .48 ft.0 oz. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. magnification: 0. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.49 m / 1. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . 455 g / 16. 200 g / 7. (at 0. Weight: Approx.9 x 19.82 ft.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .8 in. diameter x length: 75.3 .61 ft. Weight: Approx.8 in. magnification: 0.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.2.

0 and Exif 2.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. LLC. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire.. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. etc. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.g. HDMI logo.. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. 232 . Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. in the United States and other countries. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.21 (also called “Exif Print”). All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.” * Notice displayed in English as required. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. HDMI.

• If excessive heat. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. disassemble. 233 . or clothing. Be careful not to get burned in the process. This is to prevent fire or an explosion.Do not short-circuit.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. do not exceed the recharging time. consult a physician immediately. and explosions. It may impair the person’s vision. and accessories not specified in this booklet.40°C (32°F . • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). deforms. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. . insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. etc. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It may cause an accident. changes color. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. . . • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. or emits smoke or fumes. excessive heat. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. and fire. skin. If a child swallows the battery. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. This is to prevent electrical shock. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. • During the recharging. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging.104°F). and material damage. When using flash to photograph an infant. connecting cables.Do not use any batteries. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. heat generation. death. and clothing. follow the safeguards below: . smoke. skin. See a physician immediately. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. Also. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. keep at least 1 meter away. . chemical leakage. accessories. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. remove it immediately. power sources. It can cause blindness or skin problems.

If the surrounding is dusty.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. check if it is allowed. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens.Do not scratch. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. . Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. 234 . • Do not use paint thinner. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. . or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may damage your vision. humid. . the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. cut. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. benzene. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. Doing so may cause injury. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. . follow the safeguards below: . The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.When unplugging a power plug. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. or oily. Otherwise. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns.

on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Cd = Cadmium.g. waste authority. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. e. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.com/environment. in accordance with the Battery Directive.canon-europe. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. (EEA: Norway. For more information about the recycling of this product. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).European Union (and EEA) only. please contact your local city office. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.

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.......................................................................20 Battery → Power 237 ...... 224 SD speed class ......156 640x480 .......................Index 1280x720 ..................................... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ................ 70 Contrast............... 208 Format........ 169 Camera Camera shake............. 64...80 Audio/video OUT....... 82 Bulb ................... 216 Beeper....89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).................................................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ........... 36 Settings display................................. 2.....................96 AE lock............................. 143 Camera shake ........131 1920x1080 ....... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)................ 92 A A/V OUT. 31.... 106 Clear settings .............................80 B B/W (Monochrome).....160......45...........76 Basic Zone modes ............ 134 AEB.............................. 123 SDHC/SDXC..........................67 Aperture-priority AE ............................................. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.................... 55 Cable .......................... 169 Access lamp............................................................ 76............................................ 138 Black-and-white image ..148 2nd-curtain sync................. 2 Center-weighted average metering ...................... 92 Continuous shooting........................ self-timer .......................... 42 Problem.......................................... 96 Color temperature ...........97.........160..........................67 AI Servo AF. 144 Holding the camera..............................................................37 Card.................. 160............... 35 ..................................71 4....131 1st-curtain sync.... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...... 3.... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up .................................................. 138 Eye-Fi................ 32...... 13........ 93 Built-in flash.......... 99 Color tone..................................................................................27........................................ 31 Card reminder .................................. 167.......................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ....... 112.....32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)......148 2-sec........or 9-image index display........................ 79...131 Battery Grip ................ 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer... 52 Color space .....................................85 Adobe RGB................................................

.......................23..............................86 Exposure compensation ...... 147.............................. 66. 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ...........................................114 Faithful .......... 117.................................... 69 Focusing AF mode ................................. ..................... 194 Beeper .... 68 AF-assist beam............. 64 External Speedlite.................................................... 148 Built-in flash ............................................. 131................. 47.. 202 Manual focusing.............. 140 File size ........185 Drive mode ............. 69..................203 Depth-of-field preview............................................. 123.............. 149 Effective range ..29 DC coupler.............. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ..224 Evaluative metering ..... 214 Flash ................................ 120 Out of focus ............................ 202 Recompose....176 Dioptric adjustment ........................................... 131 Full Auto .........Index Copyright information..................................................................70..... 48 Format (card initialization)........171 Error codes ........... 56 Flash-sync speed.......................................... 71 Dust Delete Data ... 132.......................................55 Creative Zone modes .................................. 46 Full HD ................................. 72...............................................................147........................................................ 46 Focus lock .......... 113 AF point selection ............ 47................... 160 D Date/Time ................... 98 Flash exposure compensation..................16. 33............. 131 Full High-Definition........36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF.... 64 2nd-curtain sync ...................... 48 Focus mode switch ........ 77 Digital terminal ....................................... 42 Frame rate................190 List......................... 88 Focus confirmation light . 64 Custom Functions.. 206 FE lock...................................... 147 Red-eye reduction ........190 Clear all ............208 Eyepiece cover ............... 206 Eye-Fi card ..........191 File number . 65 Flash exposure compensation ..........87 Extension ..... 93 Firmware Ver................. 88 Flash off ............................... 117.......141 External Speedlite.....................151 E Erase (image) .......................................199 Creative Auto ................................................ 49.............98 238 .................................20 Custom Functions............. 192 Menu setting .......82 Dial.....76 FE lock........................................................................

.......... 18 Lens................131................... 155 Menu screen .156 Jump display (Image browsing)...... 167 Image area................ 146 Shooting settings display ... 63 G Grid display ...................... 21............................................................................. 30 LCD monitor ..............157 Magnified view............................................ 160................................... 151 Image review time .................... 197 Image Zone ...........................160..... 134 H HDMI............. 167 Highlight alert .. 138 Image verification data ...................62..... 157 L I ICC profile ........... 139 Display switching .......35 Attaching/Detaching .....173 Highlight tone priority .......................................................... 155 Protect .............................................................................. 58..................112.............. 51.... 75 Language selection ..................96 Image Auto playback .....................................174 Household power .............171 Highlight alert...... 113 239 ........ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .................................174 Index..................................................... 44 Image playback..................173 Highlight detail loss .142.......................210 Image dust prevention.................................. 13 Auto off... 62 Auto.............. 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.110..................165 Erase ....................................... 40 Screen color... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ...................... 159 Shooting information....160............................. 63 ISO expansion ..170 Rotate .....173 Histogram ....... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ..................................168 High-Definition .................158 Playback ...................................................... 146 Brightness adjustment ......................... 173 View on TV .......................................Index Function availability table...58.. 72 Index display .................................................................. 72 Jump display ...203 J JPEG .......................... 104 Live mode (AF).................... 20 Image-recording quality................................................ 33 ...........34 Landscape....................................................................... 156 ISO speed ..........

....... 160 File size.76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ................................................................. 167 My Menu .........20 Monochrome.......................................................69........................................................ 124 Editing out first and last scenes ...........73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ....................... 131 Playback .. 134 MF (Manual focusing) ....................................................... 132 Frame rate ....83 Magnified view .............................................. 66 One-Shot AF ...........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format.......... 131 Manual exposure shooting...........................Index Live View shooting...................... 164 Enjoying ................ 127 Movie crop ...........................22 NTSC .....................212 My Menu.................................113 Grid display ......... 120 Maximum burst .........69. 193 Nomenclature..................... 43 M M (Manual exposure).....................42................... 131 Recording time.106...................83.........120... 66 P P (Program AE)................ 16 ......... 131........................................... 84......................................112 Possible shots ...................................... 158 Malfunction . 195 Mode Dial.................................................. 60 PAL............ 134 Still photo shooting................................ 198 N Neutral............. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed . 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ............ 160......................................................... 129 View on TV ........86 Metering timer.............................. 54 Night scene ... 74............40 Metering mode........................................................................................... 131.................................................................................. 214 240 ....................... 120 Microphone ........... 127 Manual focusing........198 Setting operation .. 132 Shooting...... 193 Long exposure .... 76 Night Portrait .. 123 Sound recording ......218 Manual exposure .................134 Mirror lockup .....107 Focusing................... 70..................................... 162 Recording size ....112...................

28...74 Recharge....................................... 139 Battery check......... 142.........60 Program shift ..... 144 Rotate (image)....................118 241 .38 Quick mode (AF).....94 Pixels .................................104 PictBridge.............................................179 Paper settings....................................................... 54.......179 Print Order (DPOF)................28 Household power....................................................... 133......... 109 Power Auto power off ....86 Peripheral illumination correction .......................175 Picture Style Adjustment............................72 Playback ............... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)....................... 109 Recharge ...Index Paper settings (printing)... 71...................183 Program AE .................................................58............. 155 Portrait .......... 204 Revert to default settings...................... 182 Tilt correction ..........................................27 Printing............................... 72 ................................. 150......... 71 Sensor cleaning..................... 75 Possible shots..........185 Printing effects ........50............. 72 .................. 92 Shooting information display ...................................................... 93 Sharpness ...........180.............................38 Quick Control screen ....170 R RAW ........ 126..............183 Trimming.................176 Page layout..................74 RAW+JPEG..........91 Selection..178 Partial metering....................61 Protect (image erase-protection)..................................28............... 159 S Safety warnings........................................................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ............27................................ 57...... 31 Remote control shooting...................... 65 Release shutter without card..75 User defined .203 Possible shots .................................................................................................................................. 110............. 24 Red-eye reduction ................. 27....... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .24 Switch ........ 233 Saturation .............

...85 M (Manual exposure) .............194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ... 102 Correction ................. 99 Bracketing..............86 sRGB .................................75 Stopped-down aperture . 167 Viewfinder .............123 Shooting settings display .......82 Strap ....134 Speaker........83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..............................55 1 (Full Auto)......93 Trimming (printing)......................50 3 (Landscape) ............................................................................ 78 V Video system...............................................162 Sports................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ................ 36 Volume (Movie playback) ...........................................................................................................................49 2 (Portrait) ..78 P (Program AE) .................................................................................... 169...54 k (Movie shooting).............60 C (Creative Auto) ..............................................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)....... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .............. 214 View on TV.53 Spot metering................................52 5 (Sports)..53 6 (Night Portrait) .................51 4 (Close-up) ..................................................... 99 Personal.216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ...............................183 242 ......................................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..Index Shooting mode................................. 160......... 100 T Tone priority .............37 Shutter-priority AE .....................................................................................................................................................18 Shutter button ................. 101 Custom ..........96 Standard ........78 Slide show ..............23 System map..............46 7 (Flash Off) ................................................................165 Sound recording ......

254 p.f: Aperture-priority AE...S AF Point .250 p..............251 p.p.....Using the Built-in Flash.........246 p........................249 p..........Picture Style ........Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations .......256 Installing the Software ...250 p...........d: Program AE ..p.........Q Quick Control Screen ..........p.....Custom Functions ......245 p...........Creative Zone Modes .....s: Shutter-priority AE ...............249 p.....Image Playback ..........k Shooting Movies ........A Live View Shooting...................259 243 ..........Image-recording Quality ...247 p...............E: AF Mode....252 p.....244 p.....252 p...246 p.................Basic Zone Modes .............Nomenclature .....250 p.................................p........251 p........255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ...253 p.......i Drive Mode .....254 p........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .........................250 p.Z: ISO Speed .....................

then press the <V> key to select the desired item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 4. 3. press <0>. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press the <U> key to select the tab. 2. Press <0> to display the setting. After setting the item.

press the <Q> button. 245 . Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed.

Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the quality. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). 246 . Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Black-and-white images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. see the camera’s instruction manual.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

then press the <S> key to select the function. then shoot. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.) Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. You just press the shutter button. 249 . and the camera does the rest. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.

The aperture will be set automatically. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. If the aperture display blinks. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically. 250 . f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If the shutter speed display blinks.

X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. 251 . Press the <ZE> button. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. While looking at the viewfinder.

the ISO speed setting will be displayed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. the ISO speed is set automatically. When “AUTO” is selected. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. then press <0>. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.

use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To change the Live View settings.

press the shutter button. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To shoot still photos. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press <A> again. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. To stop movie shooting.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. 256 . Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.

3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. 5 Once your computer has restarted. the window for Step 4 appears. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 4 Click [Restart]. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). remove the CD. 257 . B When installation ends. To download images from the cameras. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). If not necessary. The software will not be installed correctly. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.

5 Remove the CD. 258 . and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. When installation ends. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.4 . Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.10. To download images from the cameras. If not necessary. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 4 Click [Finish]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. uninstall the software. the window for Step 4 appears. On your computer’s desktop.

2 Open the CD. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Then select your language.pdf files. To save the PDF manual to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).pdf files. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Double-click on the CD icon. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Double-click the START. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 259 . 3 Double-click the START.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Then select your language.

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